Torrens University Australia’s Academic Board Members oversee the quality assurance of all Torrens’ academic activities, including the maintenance of high standards in teaching and scholarship.

Role Incumbent
Board Chair Emeritus Professor David Wilmoth
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Academic
Deputy Board Chair
Professor Helmut Lueckenhausen
Vice-Chancellor Professor Alwyn Louw
Pro Vice Chancellor, Business & Hospitality Dr Greg Harper
Dean, Design & Creative Technology Mieke Mcevey-Leppens
Dean, Education Professor Mick Grimley
Dean, Health Professor Cath Rogers
Director, Product Innovation Hub Vacant
Director, Transnational Quality Fionna Scott-Milligan
Director, Student Services & Campus Operations Lee Ushakoff
Academic Member, Business and Hospitality Vertical David Malovka
Academic Member, Design and Creative Technology Vertical Melissa O’Brien
Academic Member, Health and Education Vertical Tim Trevail
Student Member Stephen Henry


PhD (U Calif at Berkeley), MTCP (U Syd), B Econ (Hons) (U Qld), FAICD

David Wilmoth is Director of Learning Cities International Pty Ltd, an advisory and project management company for education and urban development. He works with private, government and multilateral clients in the start-up and expansion of education institutions, institutional expansion, regulatory compliance and public-private partnership transactions, working in over thirty countries.

He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Environmental Design and Construction and now Emeritus Professor of RMIT University. He was a long-standing member of the Academic Board and led the higher education sector, international development and other portfolios. He led the build-up of RMIT’s international student body and was foundation CEO of RMIT University Vietnam, now a major branch campus, along with campuses and partnership programs in many other countries.

He is a director of the Australia-Vietnam Education Promotion Association, which provides university scholarships to Australians of Vietnamese background, and a director of AFS Intercultural Programs Australia, part of the world’s largest program of secondary student exchange. He was a director and CEO of Monash International and Monash College, the university’s pathway provider, and chair of the board of Royal Children’s Hospital International and Melbourne’s Knowledge Precinct. He was President (Victoria) of the Australia-Africa Business Council.

David teaches a masters-level course in decision-making and governance at the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He has degrees in economics and planning from the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, and California at Berkeley, and graduate certificates in educational leadership and management from Harvard University and the University of Melbourne.